North Norfolk’s Holkham Hall This weekend’s Sunday Times Style magazine featured North Norfolk as a possible mini-break venue. The front page header reads: “Cornwall! Norfolk! Whitley Bay?” I turned the page and read: “North Norfolk increasingly plays host to an arty, intellectual crowd.” Very nice of them to say so! The article continued to heap praise: “Champagne sands and some of the most beautiful gardens in England make the North Norfolk coast a desirable retreat”. The gardens featured are those…
Overstrand on the North Norfolk coast is an ideal location for quieter family holidays. The beach is sandy and is never overcrowded. Local amenities include an excellent village stores, a public house, a cafe, a sports club with a bar open to the public, a shop where locally caught crabs and lobsters can be purchased, a holiday park and a hotel.
Sarah Sands, a journalist on the London Evening Standard, has been singing the praises of North Norfolk. In a very positive article about the Victoria Inn at Holkham she also extolled the virtues of North Norfolk in general.
To the casual visitor Overstrand is a pleasant but unremarkable Norfolk coastal village. There is a good beach, a village shop and post office, a clifftop cafe and a good public house; a great place to spend a summer’s day. However, there is more to Overstrand than meets the eye. I will be detailing some of the village’s unusual features in a later article. The Sea Marge Hotel is an impressive building at the eastern end of the high street and is a unique place to stay and a great place to dine.